Food for Thought: Seen and Saved on Nantucket with Stephen St. Pierre

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Seen and Saved on Nantucket” with Stephen St. Pierre, DVM of Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket (MMAN), the only organization on island that is federally permitted to respond to live, injured, or dead marine mammals.

Listen to the stories of the dedicated volunteers who support the organization’s mission to protect and conserve Nantucket’s marine mammals; seals, dolphins, whales, turtles, and more in several ways.

Dr. Stephen St. Pierre did his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and graduate work in Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.  After several years as an associate veterinarian, he established his own practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut. When Steve moved to Nantucket in 2008, he continued to practice small animal medicine at the MSPCA, and in 2011 he, and three other veterinarians, purchased the practice, renaming it Offshore Animal Hospital.  He remained there until his retirement in 2020.

As a full-time Nantucket resident, Steve became involved with the New England Aquarium’s Stranding team.  When the aquarium ended its connection with Nantucket, it created a void on island for marine mammal assistance. Steve was instrumental in establishing the new MMAN stranding team and continues to offer his veterinary knowledge and manpower. He has participated in multiple team training sessions, necropsied numerous marine mammals for the team, written blogs for the website, is on its Board of Directors, and is their Greater Atlantic Research Seal Consortium representative.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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